by Stephen Schenck | September 16, 2015 11:24 AM
For the past couple years now, Apple's allowed iOS and OS X devices to easily share files with other units in their proximity, thanks to the company's AirDrop protocol. Unfortunately, users who have AirDrop enabled may have inadvertently put their systems at risk, as news of a new exploit arrives – one capable of bypassing normal system protections and allowing for the installation of possibly malicious apps. The hack is triggered when an attacker sends an AirDrop payload to the target device – much like the recent Android Stagefright exploit and MMS, there's no direct user interaction ...
by Jules Wang | August 13, 2015 10:05 PM
There are plenty of healthy ways of combining mobile technology with our sexual habits: be it through a sexual fitness tracking device, an app that codifies a sexual consent contract, — handy for California users who want to recognize the state's laws on affirmative consent — or even mobile consumption of porn (smartphones have become the most used medium to view those videos). Nearly nine out of ten US adults have sexted at least once, according to a Drexel University survey. And there's a certain ring flash from Lenovo worth chuckling about, but hey, we're not judging. All these ...
by Joe Levi | October 30, 2013 7:25 AM
Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice-president of software engineering, took a jab at Android and NFC at WWDC this year when he said "There's no need to wander around the room, bumping your phone." He said this in reference to AirDrop and iBeacon, which was introduced with Apple's iOS 7. But, before we get into iBeacon, let's talk about NFC -- Near Field Communication. Many smartphones powered by Android, Windows Phone 8, and even BlackBerry come with NFC inside. NFC is awesome! With NFC I can change profiles on my phone for home, work, or car mode. I can automatically join a friend's WiFi ...
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